‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Premiere Loses 45% of Viewers From Last Season’s Start

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The CW brought back “Riverdale” (in an alternate reality) and “The Flash” (for possibly the final season) on Tuesday, though it didn’t change the network’s ranking among broadcasters. “Riverdale” struggled a bit more than its lead-in, losing 45% of last season’s premiere viewers. “The Flash” Season 8 premiere was down 24% from its Season 7 start.

Anyway, The CW finished in last place, as per usual. NBC topped Tuesday primetime in the key ratings demo, adults 18-49, but CBS was No. 1 in total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 0.6 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. put up a 0.8 rating and 6.6 million total viewers. At 9, “La Brea” landed a 0.6 rating and 4.6 million total viewers. “New Amsterdam” at 10 had a 0.4 rating and 3.2 million total viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.5. CBS was first in total viewers with 6.2 million, ABC was third with 2.3 million.

For CBS, “FBI” at 8 received a 0.6 and 7.4 million viewers. At 9, “FBI: International” had a 0.5 and 5.8 million viewers. “FBI: Most Wanted” closed out the block at 10 with a 0.5 and 5.4 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Bachelorette” episode featuring Bachelorette Michelle Young taking her suitors back to her hometown in Minnesota earned a 0.6 and 2.8 million viewers from 8-10 p.m. At 10, “Queens” posted a 0.5 and 1.2 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.3 and in total viewers with 2.1 million. “The Resident” at 8 opened the night with a 0.4 and 2.9 million viewers. At 9, “Our Kind of People” ended the network’s primetime with a 0.3 and 1.3 million viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.1 and in total viewers with 554,000. The “Flash” Season 8 premiere drew a 0.2 rating and 764,000 total viewers. At 9, the “Riverdale” Season 6 premiere had a 0.1 rating and 344,000 total viewers.

You can read more about “Riverdale’s” five-episode “Rivervale” event here.

We do not have early Nielsen numbers for Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo.

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